Sunday, 13 January 2008

Mutiny on the Bounty

Dir: Frank Lloyd (A Tale of Two Cities <1917>, Cavalcade, The Lady from Cheyenne)
Cast: Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Henry Stephenson,
USA, 1935

Seen: September 4, 2006 thanks to Rogers Direct

Reason to see: It’s on my list of 101 films I can't believe I haven't seen

An epic tale at sea is Mutiny on the Bounty. As the title suggests main theme is surrounding leadership on the Bounty at sea, and aligning leadership styles and how they can be different for different classes. Final decision goes to the many, or the few? When, if ever, is it right to make a life altering decision for someone else? The film also has a strong theme of friendship demonstrated through various shipmates. I did feel that this film does stand the test of time and that the themes are still relevant today. I was brimming with thought provoking questions during and after the film. It is a bit of a long one at 2h12min, so make sure you are settled when taking it one in.

Shannon's Overall View:
It made me think
I'd watch it again
I recommend it

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